Family Travel: Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours

Lake Geneva is one of the popular getaway destinations around Chicagoland area. Especially in the fall, foliage around Lake Geneva is amazing. This year, we decided to take a different route and try ziplining through the beautiful fall foliage. Despite the fact that we visited canopy tours at the beginning of November, the weather was gorgeous and … [Read more...]

Chicago with kids: North Branch trail

North Branch Trail

Chicago is one of the bike-friendliest cities in the US. Chicago has many city and forest preserve bike trails to accommodate both pro and recreational bikers. One of our favorite trails in the city is the North Branch trail. North Branch Trail is a Class I bicycle trail that extends 21 miles from Forest Glen Woods in Chicago until Chicago … [Read more...]

Chicago Family Bucket List – Summer 2016


It's been 3 months already since I posted our Chicago Family Bucket List – Spring 2016. We've marked many of them checked ✔even though we haven't completed them all. Now the summer is here and finally school is out - today-, we can focus on our summer bucket list. There are so many things kids want to do as well as I want to do with kids. At the … [Read more...]

Chicago Family Bucket List – Spring 2016


Every month, I try to plan for our family activities in advance and put them on my calendar with the help of Chicago Parent magazine. I also create a seasonal bucket list at the beginning of every season, with seasonal activities, festival and special exhibits going on in Chicago Museums. I usually do this with kids. We make a poster board of our … [Read more...]

Chicago with kids: Lincoln Park Conservatory


Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the two beautiful greenhouses that Chicago Park District offers to visitors for free in Chicago. It is right by Lincoln Park Zoo. There is a big garden in front of the conservatory, between the conservatory and Lincoln Park Zoo entrance. You can run around or just lie down on the grass to enjoy a great weather. … [Read more...]

Adler Planetarium Astro Overnights


We attended Adler Planetarium's Astro Overnights for kids, the first week of November. Even though we visit Adler at least once every year, neither I nor the children have visited Adler after dark. It was an evening well spent. Everyone including adults had great time and learned stuff that we didn't know. The weather was very mild that evening. … [Read more...]

Winter Learning Challenge by Chicago Public Library

Winter Learning Challenge

Winter break is here! Winter Learning Challenge is another great program for the kids over the break by Chicago Public Library. Since last summer these programs also involve LEARNing and CREATEing in addition to READing. The theme this winter is "learning  more about nature in your neighborhood this winter". We did great winter activities from … [Read more...]

Bristol Renaissance Faire – 2013


This is our second year at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. I love this event for myself and the children and made sure I spared a day for it. The weather was perfect. Here are some tips for beginners: Get your tickets at Walgreen's beforehand. They are not dated. You save $3 each. Bring a lot of extra cash for the rides. If it's your first … [Read more...]

This weekend in Chicago


A list of activities in and around Chicago that are on my radar for this weekend. The weather forecast looks very promising. Enjoy the great weather, outdoors. Saturday, May 18 - Maker Faire Chicago: We buy Make Magazine. The fair should be interesting. Location: CarL Shurz High School, 3601 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL Saturday-Sunday, May … [Read more...]

Bristol Renaissance Faire – 2012

We went to Bristol Renaissance Faire this year. I've been seeing the outdoor ads for the Faire on our way to Wisconsin and Outlet Mall at Pleasant Prairie. I got our tickets at Walgreen's, where they were cheaper than the Faire entrance. We dind't know what to expect. The Faire was spectacular. However, at the end we spent a lot of money. Be … [Read more...]

Chicago Kids and Kites Festival


Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is one of the biggest and the best kite festival in the Chicagoland area. Weather permitting, we try to go every year. This year the weather was a bit overcast but the wind was perfect. It looks very crowded but there is enough space for everyone. You can usually get really nice kites for decent prices at the … [Read more...]